Bernice Lee

Bernice Lee is executive director of the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House.

She was director of climate change and resource security initiatives at the World Economic Forum (2014-2016) and research director for Energy, Environment and Resources at Chatham House (2007-13).

She was team leader for the EU-China Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security Project and held positions at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva; the Aga Khan Foundation (UK); the Strategic Planning Unit of the UN Secretary-General’s office in New York; and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Bernice was also a member of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation’s Climate Change Advisory Board (2011-16); External Review Committee of Royal Dutch Shell (2014-17) International Co-chair of CCICED’s Low Carbon Industrialisation Strategy Task Force (2010-11); and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Climate Change (2008-09).

In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for services to UK-China climate change cooperation in the Queen’s New Years Honours List.

A frequent speaker, her work has been covered in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wired, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Caijing,Harvard Business Review, and the Americas Quarterly.